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Immigration to Canada from Bangladesh

Canada is a peaceful, inclusive country with a thriving economy. Those qualities explain why so many people from other countries think about migrating here. This country’s generous immigration policy also makes it an appealing choice. If you are thinking about immigration to Canada from Bangladesh, here is some information you need to consider.

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Immigration to Canada from Pakistan

One appealing characteristic of Canada is that it is a truly multicultural country. This can make it easy for newcomers to settle here, which is why many people consider immigrating to Canada from all corners of the world. If you want to immigrate to Canada from Pakistan so that you can enjoy the opportunities here, here is some information you need.

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Immigration to Canada from Dubai: What You Need to Know

Canada is well known for welcoming immigrants. With its thriving economy and diverse population, many newcomers find it easy to make a start here. If immigration to Canada from Dubai is on your mind, do some research to discover the unique qualities of this country and think about where you might want to settle. With ten provinces and three territories - each with its own characteristics - there is a lot to consider. You also need to know about the immigration programs Canada has to offer.

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Immigration to Canada from the UK: What You Need to Know

Canada and the U.K. have a lot in common, even beyond the past colonial relationship. Parts of Canada share similar customs and traditions as the U.K., which can seem familiar to British citizens. Add in the robust economy and the spaciousness of this large country with its relatively low population and it’s not surprising that many Brits consider immigrating to Canada.

For those who are considering immigration to Canada from the U.K., understanding a bit about the immigration programs is a good place to start. If you want to live in Canada permanently, you will need to target an immigration program that leads to permanent residency.

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Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Processing Times in Canada

A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a vital part of the process when Canadian employers want to hire temporary foreign workers (TFW). Depending on the job and the industry sector, a positive LMIA must be issued before a TFW can apply for a temporary work permit. LMIA was formerly called a LMO (Labour Market Opinion).

When Canadian employers look for TFW, there’s often a pressing need to fill jobs that have been open for a while. So one of the biggest questions is “how long is the LMIA processing time?” It depends, which no one likes to hear.

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Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP): What is it?

The opportunities and diversity in Canada make it an attractive country for potential immigrants. Immigration policies are geared toward allowing more than 200,000 newcomers to enter each year. But these factors mean Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) can experience delays in processing applications. This can be very frustrating to applicants who want to start their new lives in Canada.

To assist in processing the backlog, the federal government, along with most of the provinces and territories, has created a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) that allows the provinces to target specific education and work skills needed in the province. The candidates who meet the criteria of the PNP can be nominated by the province or territory for Permanent Residency.

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Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP): Things You Should Know

Canada can be an exciting country to live and work in. Its economy is such that not all jobs can be filled by the people living here, which is one of the reasons Canada welcomes so many immigrants. To help identify the skills, experience, and education required to fill those jobs with foreign workers, the federal government, through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), has created the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). This Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program ("OINP" for short or 'Ontario PNP') allows each of the participating provinces and territories to select the specific skillsets that meet their economic needs.

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Prince Edward Island's Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

It is not a secret that many people from around the world wish to immigrate to Canada. However, due to the volume of interested candidates, one’s immigration file can take up to 3 years to be reviewed by the government. If there are any discrepancies with the information provided, this process can take even longer. Since the waiting period is lengthy for immigrants seeking permanent residency, the Federal Government has come up with the Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP for short.

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Immigration to Canada from India: What You Need to Know

Every year, many people apply to immigrate to Canada from countries all over the world. Canada has a strong economy and welcomes immigrants with the skills and experience that will contribute to this society. If you are considering immigrating to Canada from India, here are a few details you need to consider.

There are general procedures to immigrate to Canada from India. If you have a family member who is either a citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, you may be eligible for the Canadian Family Sponsorship Program. An adult child or grandchild who is a Canadian citizen could apply to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to become a sponsor.

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The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) Explained

With so many immigrants from around the world seeking to immigrate to Canada, it isn’t surprising to hear that the wait list for Canadian citizenship can be up to 3 years. However, since the Canadian government is keen to accept immigrants who can contribute to Canada’s economic growth, they have created the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) that can shorten the wait list for eligible immigrants.

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PR Card Renewal: From Requirements to Processing Times

When you’ve been granted permanent residency status in Canada, you know the value of having your permanent resident card (also known as a 'PR card'). But did you know you might not be allowed back into Canada if your PR card expires while you’re outside the country? And Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will not mail a PR card to an address outside of Canada. These are some of the reasons why it’s important to apply for a PR card renewal before yours expires.

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Provincial Nominee Program in Newfoundland & Labrador

How Can Immigration Harm Canada’s Economy?

Even though allowing people from all around the world to immigrate to Canada is the ethical thing to do, allowing everyone to enter the country isn’t. This is because there are not enough jobs available that can accommodate unskilled workers, and so allowing unskilled immigrants entry into Canada can raise the poverty level, worsening its economic structure. To prevent this from occurring, provinces like Newfoundland & Labrador are willing to grant an expedited immigration process to skilled and educated immigrants.

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British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP): Things to Know

It is well-known that Canada welcomes immigration and believes that immigrants can contribute to the country’s economy. In fact, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) set a 2017 target to admit 300,000 Permanent Residents.

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Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in Canada

Canada is a large country that is quite diverse in population and landscape. Much like the landscape, the employment opportunities and economy in one province or territory can be vastly different from those in another province or territory. That also means that each province or territory has different employment needs, some of which are met through immigration.

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Starting a Business with Canada's Start-Up Visa Program

Canada has a thriving entrepreneurial culture and is cited as one of the best countries in which to do business. Many independently-owned businesses flourish in this country and the government encourages entrepreneurial growth by offering a unique immigration opportunity. The Start-Up Visa immigration program is targeted to entrepreneurs who want to operate businesses and invest in Canada by providing jobs here and competing globally.

Once accepted into the this business immigration program, you could be on your way to receiving Permanent Residence. If you have an innovative business idea and want to settle in Canada, there are four specific and crucial requirements you need to meet to be eligible for the Start-Up Visa.

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What is a Super Visa? What You Need to Know

If you live in one country while your adult children or grandchildren live in Canada, you may not be able to visit them regularly. And when you do visit, the usual six-month stay granted with a visitor’s visa might not seem long enough. It could be that you’re missing special family time.

Fortunately, there is another option specifically targeted to parents and grandparents. It’s called a Super Visa and this program allows qualifying parents and grandparents to stay in Canada for up to two years at a time.

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Denied Entry to Canada: What's Next?

Being denied entry into Canada can be a shock. Especially if you thought you had all your documentation in order or you’ve been allowed in before. What are your options? And having been denied once, does that mean you can never enter Canada? No, it doesn’t. There are steps you can take to be allowed entry in the future.

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It’s Easier for Romanians, Bulgarians & Brazilians to Come to Canada

Previously, Romania and Bulgaria were the only countries in the European Union (EU) whose citizens were still required to obtain a TRV. Meanwhile, prior to these changes, Chile was the only South American nation whose citizens didn’t require a TRV to enter Canada. 

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7 out of 10 Vancouver Residents Could Be Visible Minorities By 2037

According to Eric Kaufmann, a professor at University of London, Birkbeck, seven of 10 Metro Vancouver residents will be visible minorities in less than two decades.

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What You Need to Know About June’s Changes to Canada’s Express Entry

Canada is constantly making changes to its immigration system to make our country more accessible to new Canadians. Last November, we saw a number of key changes, and now The Express Entry system has changed again.

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Canada’s Rule Change Will Help More Foreign Students Go to University

As the law currently sits, children under 19-years-old can be included on their family's application to immigrate to Canada. Earlier this month, the government raised the age limit to under 22, effective October 24th of this year.

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Toronto Program Helps Immigrant Tech Workers Find Work in 6 Months

In Canada, we have a welcoming, open-door policy for refugees, immigrants, and those who wish to move to this great country. However, does our government and the general populace do enough to ensure our welcomed colleagues receive a fair chance at landing a job in their field of expertise?

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Does Your Job Qualify for Federal Skilled Trades Program

Do you have a skill or trade that you think can help you in qualifying for permanent residency in Canada? Qualifying for the Federal Skilled Trades Program is a great way to make Canada your permanent home.

Basically, you can qualify for The Federal Skilled Trades Program, if your job falls into these categories:

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What Type of Jobs Qualify as CEC Work Experience?

Between 2009 and 2014, over 50,000 individuals were admitted to Canada under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program. Want to know if you qualify?

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Canada Promises Faster Processing Times for Spousal Sponsorship

Last year in 2016, processing wait times for spousal sponsorship was an average of about 22 months for in-Canada applications, and 16 months for outside of Canada. These are better than the 27 and 18 averages from 2014, but The Government of Canada is committed to bringing down these processing times to 12 months.

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Changes to the Express Entry Program That You May Have Missed

After November 19, 2016, Canada changed the educational requirements, occupational requirements and application process to qualify for the Express Entry pool.

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4 Things Parents Need to Know About Canada's Family Class Sponsorship

If you are over the age of majority, which is eighteen in Canada, and you are a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen, you are eligible to sponsor your child so they may join you, here in Canada.

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You Met Someone on Vacation in Canada. Now What?

Don’t assume just because you have a Canadian friend that the process will be easy or simple— all you know is that you’ve met someone in Canada and you’re not ready to leave yet. Now what?

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Everything You Need to Know About the Refugee Health Care Program

Starting a new life in Canada can be a daunting prospect. The government of Canada seeks to ensure the health and well-being of all refugees with readily accessible healthcare under the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP). The IFHP covers a variety of health services for resettled refugees, protected persons, refugee claimants, victims of human trafficking, as well as individuals detained by Canada Border Services Agency.

IFHP In the Context of International Law

The “right to health” has been recognized by the Canadian Government, in accordance with a number of international agreements. Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights mentions the right to health as part of the right to an adequate standard of living. In the context of international law, Canada is responsible for providing the right to heal for all citizens, immigrants, and refugees as a natural human right.

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Can I Sponsor My Same-Sex Spouse or Partner?

Being in a same-sex relationship and living in a country where you can’t live openly as a homosexual or where you can’t marry is frustrating at best and life-threatening at worst. Canada enables same-sex marriage immigration and allows these couples to live in peace and freedom. Read on to learn what you need to know about sponsoring your same-sex partner or spouse.

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Immigration to Canada from Bangladesh

Canada is a peaceful, inclusive country with a thriving economy. Those qualities explain why so many people from other countries think about migrating here. This country’s generous immigration policy also makes it an appealing choice. If you are thinking about immigration to Canada from Bangladesh, here is some information you need to consider.

Canadian Immigration

Immigration to Canada from Pakistan

One appealing characteristic of Canada is that it is a truly multicultural country. This can make it easy for newcomers to settle here, which is why many people consider immigrating to Canada from all corners of the world. If you want to immigrate to Canada from Pakistan so that you can enjoy the opportunities here, here is some information you need.

Canadian Immigration

Immigration to Canada from Dubai: What You Need to Know

Canada is well known for welcoming immigrants. With its thriving economy and diverse population, many newcomers find it easy to make a start here. If immigration to Canada from Dubai is on your mind, do some research to discover the unique qualities of this country and think about where you might want to settle. With ten provinces and three territories - each with its own characteristics - there is a lot to consider. You also need to know about the immigration programs Canada has to offer.

Canadian Immigration

Immigration to Canada from the UK: What You Need to Know

Canada and the U.K. have a lot in common, even beyond the past colonial relationship. Parts of Canada share similar customs and traditions as the U.K., which can seem familiar to British citizens. Add in the robust economy and the spaciousness of this large country with its relatively low population and it’s not surprising that many Brits consider immigrating to Canada.

For those who are considering immigration to Canada from the U.K., understanding a bit about the immigration programs is a good place to start. If you want to live in Canada permanently, you will need to target an immigration program that leads to permanent residency.

Canadian Immigration

Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Processing Times in Canada

A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a vital part of the process when Canadian employers want to hire temporary foreign workers (TFW). Depending on the job and the industry sector, a positive LMIA must be issued before a TFW can apply for a temporary work permit. LMIA was formerly called a LMO (Labour Market Opinion).

When Canadian employers look for TFW, there’s often a pressing need to fill jobs that have been open for a while. So one of the biggest questions is “how long is the LMIA processing time?” It depends, which no one likes to hear.

Canadian Immigration

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP): What is it?

The opportunities and diversity in Canada make it an attractive country for potential immigrants. Immigration policies are geared toward allowing more than 200,000 newcomers to enter each year. But these factors mean Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) can experience delays in processing applications. This can be very frustrating to applicants who want to start their new lives in Canada.

To assist in processing the backlog, the federal government, along with most of the provinces and territories, has created a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) that allows the provinces to target specific education and work skills needed in the province. The candidates who meet the criteria of the PNP can be nominated by the province or territory for Permanent Residency.

Canadian Immigration

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP): Things You Should Know

Canada can be an exciting country to live and work in. Its economy is such that not all jobs can be filled by the people living here, which is one of the reasons Canada welcomes so many immigrants. To help identify the skills, experience, and education required to fill those jobs with foreign workers, the federal government, through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), has created the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). This Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program ("OINP" for short or 'Ontario PNP') allows each of the participating provinces and territories to select the specific skillsets that meet their economic needs.

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Prince Edward Island's Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

It is not a secret that many people from around the world wish to immigrate to Canada. However, due to the volume of interested candidates, one’s immigration file can take up to 3 years to be reviewed by the government. If there are any discrepancies with the information provided, this process can take even longer. Since the waiting period is lengthy for immigrants seeking permanent residency, the Federal Government has come up with the Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP for short.

Canadian Immigration

Immigration to Canada from India: What You Need to Know

Every year, many people apply to immigrate to Canada from countries all over the world. Canada has a strong economy and welcomes immigrants with the skills and experience that will contribute to this society. If you are considering immigrating to Canada from India, here are a few details you need to consider.

There are general procedures to immigrate to Canada from India. If you have a family member who is either a citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, you may be eligible for the Canadian Family Sponsorship Program. An adult child or grandchild who is a Canadian citizen could apply to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to become a sponsor.

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The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) Explained

With so many immigrants from around the world seeking to immigrate to Canada, it isn’t surprising to hear that the wait list for Canadian citizenship can be up to 3 years. However, since the Canadian government is keen to accept immigrants who can contribute to Canada’s economic growth, they have created the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) that can shorten the wait list for eligible immigrants.

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PR Card Renewal: From Requirements to Processing Times

When you’ve been granted permanent residency status in Canada, you know the value of having your permanent resident card (also known as a 'PR card'). But did you know you might not be allowed back into Canada if your PR card expires while you’re outside the country? And Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will not mail a PR card to an address outside of Canada. These are some of the reasons why it’s important to apply for a PR card renewal before yours expires.

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Provincial Nominee Program in Newfoundland & Labrador

How Can Immigration Harm Canada’s Economy?

Even though allowing people from all around the world to immigrate to Canada is the ethical thing to do, allowing everyone to enter the country isn’t. This is because there are not enough jobs available that can accommodate unskilled workers, and so allowing unskilled immigrants entry into Canada can raise the poverty level, worsening its economic structure. To prevent this from occurring, provinces like Newfoundland & Labrador are willing to grant an expedited immigration process to skilled and educated immigrants.